Advancing Global Bioethics

Religious Perspectives on Human Vulnerability in Bioethics

Editors: Garcia Gomez, Alberto, Garcia, Alberto, Miranda, Gonzalo (Eds.)

  • Delves deeper into the Principle of Vulnerability which was proposed in the 2005 UNESCO Declaration in Bioethics and Human Rights  
  • First book to analyze vulnerability from the religious perspective  
  • Based on a dialogue between experts from six major world religions about the meaning of vulnerability  
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About this book

With the advance of biomedicine, certain individuals and groups are vulnerable because of their incapacities to defend themselves. The International Bioethics Committee as a UNESCO working group has for the last several years dedicated to deepen this principle of human vulnerability and personal integrity. This book serves to supplement this effort with a religious perspective given a great number of the world’s population is affiliated with some religious traditions. While there is diversity within each of these traditions, all of them carry in them the mission to protect the weak, the underprivileged, and the poor. Thus, here presented is a collection of papers written by bioethics experts from six major world religions—Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism—who were gathered to discuss the meaning and implications of the principle of vulnerability in their respective traditions.        

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“This is a compilation of essays from different religious and cultural perspectives regarding human vulnerability in bioethics. … this book is intended for people studying or working in bioethics. It is also suitable for students of comparative religion, public policy, health policy, and other related fields. … This collection of essays is successful in sharing the authentic voices of a diverse group of religious and cultural perspectives.” (Jessica Roach, Doody’s Book Reviews, January, 2015)       
         

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Principle of Vulnerability: Meeting Ground of Six Religions

    Tham, Joseph

    Pages 1-7

  • Vulnerability: How did the principle Come About?

    Miranda, Gonzalo

    Pages 11-14

  • The Principle of Vulnerability in the UNESCO Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights

    ten Have, Henk

    Pages 15-28

  • Vulnerability: Considerations on the Appropriate Use of the Term in Bioethics

    Tarasco Michel, Martha

    Pages 29-37

  • Vulnerability, Compassion, and Ethical Responsibility: A Buddhist Perspective on the Phenomenology of Illness and Health

    Zhang, Ellen Y.

    Pages 41-52

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0052-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Religious Perspectives on Human Vulnerability in Bioethics
Editors
  • Alberto Garcia Gomez
  • Alberto Garcia
  • Gonzalo Miranda
Series Title
Advancing Global Bioethics
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8736-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8736-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8735-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0052-6
Series ISSN
2212-652X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 251
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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